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The Election Was a Tie. Now What?

Blog11/04/2020

The winner doesn’t represent “the nation.” There is no consensus. We’re not coming together “as a people.” These tired slogans should now strike every intelligent person as nonsense.

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Good News: Covid Is Driving More Parents to Homeschool

Blog11/04/2020

The current pandemic environment has opened up new approaches to schooling such as co-ops, learning pods, and unschooling. 

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Why Asset Bubbles Involve So Much More Than Just Rising Prices

Booms and BustsMonetary Policy

Blog11/04/2020

What matters is not whether the emergence of a bubble is associated with price rises but rather the fact that the emergence of a bubble gives rise to nonproductive bubble activities.

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Marxism in Africa: Why So Many African Economies Failed after Independence

SocialismWorld History

Blog11/04/2020

The brutal rejection of capitalism in favor of socialism by African politicians at independence was largely due to a deep-seated misconception that equates capitalism to colonialism.

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Socialists Have Never Shown How They Could Increase the Standard of Living

Blog11/03/2020

Fighting erroneous socialist doctrines is not a special interest of a single class but the cause of all; everyone would suffer under the limitation of production and of progress entailed by socialism.

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Why Threats of Election Violence May Be Here to Stay

U.S. History

Blog11/03/2020

A repeated pattern of close elections accompanied by threats of violence (or actual violence) is a sign that something is wrong with a nation's political system.

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Why Socialism Won’t End Worker "Exploitation"

Labor and WagesSocialismCapital and Interest Theory

Blog11/03/2020

Economic realities mean the socialist state would need to utilize the same method of discounting wages as capitalists do. The only difference is that under socialism, bureaucrats would do the "exploitation."

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Preelection Survey: What Is This Election About?

Blog11/03/2020

In this timely series, several Mises Institute scholars and writers come together to discuss the themes running through the 2020 election race and the most important policy issues for the American presidency.

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